We started the School of Ethical Impact™ after our own experiences as women leaders in non-profit, corporate, entrepreneur, and social enterprise sectors.

Get to know Jenny!

Get to know Hayley!

Our Team

At the School of Ethical Impact™, Hayley is known for imparting a powerful, graceful blend of non-profit / business acumen with personal alignment intuition. Her heartbeat is working with ambitious womxn who are determined to lead successful businesses and careers that reflect their whole selves while driving meaningful impact.

HAYLEY ADAMSKI

JENNY NUCCIO

Jenny enlightens the School of Ethical Impact™ with a unique intersection of both classroom + real-world social entrepreneurship expertise. But this is only part of her identity: she is also a wife and mother of three who is passionate about spreading joy and helping inspire women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams and step into their true potential. 

We, Jenny Nuccio and Hayley Adamski, each have extensive experience carving their own paths in pursuit of doing good through their work. I, Hayley, as a corporate trainer, non-profit executive director, business coach and consultant. And me, Jenny, as an educator, entrepreneur and founder of an international artisan empowerment program. Although we took different paths, we both found ourselves faced with the same glaring difficult realities of striving for ethical impact.

The Background

A former nonprofit executive director-turned-entrepreneur, Hayley brings more than a decade’s worth of non-profit, sustainability research, women’s leadership training and small business consulting experience to the School of Ethical Impact™. She believes that business success requires more than competence and experience. It also requires that leaders integrate their values into their work, and her own story has taught her that bringing just a piece of yourself into your work leaves so much potential at the door.

At the School of Ethical Impact™, Hayley is known for imparting a powerful, graceful blend of non-profit / business acumen with personal alignment intuition. Her heartbeat is working with ambitious womxn who are determined to lead successful businesses and careers that reflect their whole selves while driving meaningful impact.
Hayley is the founder of Root To Thrive™, a 12-week intensive intended to clarify your purpose, health your blocks, and ignite your passions in order to lay a strong foundational for your impactful work.

HAYLEY ADAMSKI

Jenny is the Founder and CEO of Imani Collective — a social enterprise + holistic women’s empowerment program in Mombasa, Kenya committed to breaking the generational poverty. Having lived as an integral part of her Kenyan community since 2013, she is committed to the collaborative advancement of equitable opportunity for the friends she works with every day, as well as for marginalized populations world-wide.

Jenny enlightens the School of Ethical Impact™ with a unique intersection of both classroom + real-world social entrepreneurship expertise. But this is only part of her identity: she is also a wife and mother of three who is passionate about spreading joy and helping inspire women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams and step into their true potential. 

JENNY NUCCIO

WE BOTH FACED THE SAME (HARSH) REALIZATIONS

Within our careers, we both faced three realities:

#1 As women, particularly young women, we both experienced the pain of not being taken seriously. These projections from others kept us from  funding and other critical resources for organizational success. 

#2 We both saw many people who believed they are doing "good", and although well-intentioned, they often unknowingly created or reinforced ethically harmful, long-term systems.

#3 We both found the pursuit of true positive impact to feel isolating. So often along the way, we both felt like we were the only ones fighting for change in our designated sectors. When we got stuck, we didn’t know who or where to turn to for help. Or, if we found someone with a similar heartbeat, there was a lack of willingness to actually help.

Due to the lack of support, as well as the sheer output and willpower required to fight for change on any systemic level, both reached points of significant burnout and began to ask: “Is this even worth it?” 

And So it Began

Thankfully, through our own processes of reflection and healing, we continued pushing forward, evolving our personal passions to include providing others with the access, knowledge, and encouragement we wished we would have received when we first started out.

When we met, we both had arrived at a place in our own journeys where we knew there had to be a better way. A way to help people everywhere find their seat at the table with the community of support and resources they would need to successfully start, grow and thrive in purpose-driven business – without reaching a breaking point. In doing so, we see the potential for true, sustainable global impact to be exponential.

The School of Ethical Impact™ was born out of our journey and crafted around the hands-on acumen acquired by our experiences along the way.

We desire to make ethical impact the social norm by equipping, uplifting and sustaining women in their pursuit of good through work.

Hayley Adamski & Jenny Nuccio